Teenagers work with seniors to act as Santa's elves in Rensselaer County
A panel of experts tells parents that heroin is every bit as addictive and dangerous as they've heard.
A new partnership is trying to make the Capital Region safer. "Capital Region Crime Stoppers" lets people submit anonymous tips and info to law enforcement. If the tip leads to an arrest, there could be a $1,500 reward.
Heroin and opioid addiction will be confronted at the LaSalle Institute in Troy on Wednesday.
A Rensselaer County woman has been working for years to get a military marker for the grave of her father, a World War Two veteran. Now, with some help, she finally got him the recognition he deserves.
In this home surveillance video, shared exclusively with NewsChannel 13, you'll see a vehicle ram into a parked car on 4th Avenue. The driver and passenger then jump out while the car is still moving and switch spots before speeding off.
After years of inactivity, the intersection of Routes 4 and 43 in North Greenbush is buzzing with development.
A Troy woman is under arrest, accused of stealing $160,000 from the bank where she worked. State police say Alicia Smarro worked as a teller at Bank of America, where she managed to withdraw the money from two accounts belonging to one customer.
New York Farm Bureau members & the Food Bank Association of NYS donate nine million pounds of fresh food and farm products (as of November).
Samaritan Hospital's new emergency department has been revamped as part of St. Peter's Health Partners' $99 million Troy master facilities plan.
A man has pleaded guilty in connection with two homicides in Rensselaer County.
For many local businesses, the event marks the biggest holiday shopping day of the year.
Churches in Albany and Troy held a "Gifts for Guns" event Saturday morning. The program offered people a chance to trade in illegal guns for a $150 Crossgates Mall gift card. The guns are taken in no questions asked.
There are now calls for Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel Abelove to step down. It comes after he was indicted in connection with his handling of the deadly police shooting of Edson Thevenin. As of Friday afternoon, Abelove said he had no plans to leave the post.
Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel Abelove says he will not step down after pleading not guilty to his handling of a police-involved shooting. The charges include two misdemeanor counts of official misconduct and one count of felony perjury.
NewsChannel 13 has learned that only one person has been notified to appear in front of Judge Jonathan Nichols on Friday at the Rensselaer County Courthouse. That's John Bailey, who is the attorney representing Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel Abelove.
An assembly line of volunteers worked diligently to unload three large trucks at the Rensselaer Train Station on Thursday morning. The trucks were filled with toys and other donations that will go to people as part of "Toys for Tots." It was all to help kids who are less fortunate celebrate the holidays.
Some neighbors in Rensselaer are upset over what they are calling "toxic dumping" near their homes.
A woman is facing charges in Rensselaer after police say they found a toddler walking the streets. Police say they found a 2-year-old child walking in the area of Green Street on Wednesday morning. Officers tell NewsChannel 13 they then found the child's 3-year-old brother home alone.
The mayor's office says the 7.1 acre site will be made available for sale as a shovel-ready project following the anticipated demolition of the building in 2018.
A three-week investigation in the town of Schaghticoke ends with hundreds of bags of heroin and an arrest of a 39-year-old man.
A trustworthy Troy tree team (complete with chainsaw) gets set for this Sunday's 35th Annual Victorian Stroll.
Hudson Valley Community College is celebrating veterans who have a connection to the school.
The Troy City Council on Tuesday voted down a proposed $74-million budget proposal. The city is facing a $2.9 million budget deficit.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is a co-sponsor of the "Me Too Act." The proposed legislation doesn't intend to just highlight a problem, it aims to fix it.
A Rensselaer restaurant was damaged in a fire this past summer, but now it's coming back, bigger than ever.
The state is awarding $20 million to replace drinking water service lines that contain lead.
The Troy High football team won the Class AA Championship Sunday at the Carrier Dome. They also found themselves on SportsCenter Monday morning.
Carl Pugh has pleaded guilty to attempted murder. Back in March, he tried to rob a man near Dunkin' Donuts on Congress Street in Troy. When the man refused, Pugh stabbed him in the face and side and knocked out his teeth.
Drunk, speeding, and driving a stolen car. That's what State Police say 23-year-old Bruce Fyvie was doing on 787 in Watervliet.
A Hoosick Falls man is accused of burglary.
Black Friday usually sucks all the attention when it comes to holiday shopping. But Small Business Saturday is picking up the pace – especially in downtown Troy where there are more than 120 independent retail businesses and restaurants.
From big box stores to mall walkers to an Alpaca farm, Black Friday has certainly changed in the past few years.
Some Capital Region residents are beginning their Thanksgiving holiday by giving back.
More than 7,000 runners hit the streets of downtown Troy in the cold before their Thanksgiving meal.
A 26-year-old Hoosick Falls woman is accused of drunken driving. Police say her blood alcohol level matched her age.
It's a race against the clock to make sure everyone has the last-minute desserts for their Thanksgiving feast. Bella Napoli Bakery in Troy had 50 people waiting outside the doors when they opened at 6 a.m. on Wednesday.
Troy has a budget battle on its hands again.
Residents in the city of Rensselaer had some questions about a letter they got about their water. NewsChannel 13 went looking for answers.
This is the ninth year of the "Gifts for Guns" buyback program. In those nine years, the program has traded gift cards for 650 illegal guns and it's no longer just Albany. This year, the program is expanding to Troy.
Baking Memories 4 Kids is back to make more dreams come true, this time a three-year old girl from Rensselaer.
Troy police arrest a man they say gave some people a real-life scare on Halloween. Mashawn Andrews, 24, is accused of firing a gun near 118th Street and 2nd Avenue in Lansingburgh that afternoon.
It was originally a department store in its heyday. Then the Old Quackenbush building in Troy was a pharmacy. Over time, it was boarded up and falling apart. Until three years ago.
A new tradition kicked off in the Capital Region on Saturday.
A rally in Troy on Saturday demanded justice for two police involved shootings. A group of protesters gathered on Rensselaer Street to call for prosecution of the officers.
A research team from RPI recently attended the Tetris World Championship in Portland, Ore. They were there to collect data from the world's best video game players. Specifically, they were tracking the player's eye movements and how they handle the game devices.
Johnny Oquendo has been found guilty of murder, concealment of a human corpse and strangulation in the 2015 death of his stepdaughter, Noel Alkaramla. The verdict comes after a trial that lasted three weeks and just three hours of deliberations.
A protest march is scheduled for Saturday in Troy.
Some of the most consistently contaminated water in the Hudson River flows through the Capital Region, according to a new report out by environmental group Riverkeeper.
Details were announced Wednesday for the 70th edition of the Troy Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning.
The defense has begun presenting its case in the Johnny Oquendo murder trial. This, after the prosecution rested on Wednesday morning.
Too drunk to drive – more than three and a half times over. That’s how Watervliet police say they found a man behind the wheel Monday evening.
Democrat Andrea Smyth conceded on Tuesday.
Vanderheyden in Rensselaer County is now home to a sanctuary trail. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Tuesday morning.
A key piece of evidence was shown Tuesday in the Johnny Oquendo murder trial. Jurors got to see the suitcase that prosecutors say they found Noel Alkaramla's body in.
A suitcase was the center of attention at the Johnny Oquendo murder trial on Monday. However, the jury may never find out the whole story about that suitcase.
Testimony resumed Monday morning in the trial of accused killer, Johnny Oquendo. Prosecutors say he murdered his stepdaughter, Noel Alkaramla, then stuffed her body in a suitcase before dumping it in the Hudson River.
The ballot counting continues in the Rensselaer County executives race. Absentee ballots were counted Monday in North Greenbush. More will be counted Tuesday in Troy.
New York State Police confirmed one person is dead after a two car crash on Route 20.
Troy police say they've made a drug bust and seized $14,000 in cash.
The Troy Rehabilitation and Improvement Program or "TRIP" is teaming up with CDPHP to make the community healthier.